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Water fleas prepared for trip to space

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IBNS) Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK are preparing water fleas for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.

Kolkata hosts youth seminar at Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IBNS): Recognising the multi-dimensional potential of young minds in realising the sustainable development goals, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with The Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports conducted an interactive youth seminar at the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management in Kolkata to sensitise young minds on issues pertaining to safe water access in the world, with a special focus on regional issues and finding sustainable solutions through innovation and collaboration with young minds.

Pakistan to become associate member state of CERN

Geneva, Dec 19 (IBNS): CERN Director General, Rolf Heuer, and the Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Ansar Parvez, on Friday signed a document in Islamabad admitting the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by the Government of Pakistan.

Germany commits additional Rs 3900 crore for India's Green Energy Corridors

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IBNS) To support India in developing its Green Energy Corridors, Germany committed additional funding of Euros 500 million (INR 3900 Crore) under the Indo-German Bilateral Development Cooperation.

Flights delayed due to thick fog in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IBNS): As many as 40 flights were affected in Delhi for poor visibility owing to dense fog on Friday morning, media reports said.

Launch of SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply services mission on Jan 6: NASA

California, Dec 18 (IBNS) NASA and SpaceX on Thursday announced the launch of SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station now will occur no earlier than Jan. 6.

Schneider Electric India declares Bangalore's 'Green Champion 2014'

Bangalore, Dec 18 (IBNS): Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF), the social commitment of Schneider Electric India, on Thursday organised the grand finale of 'Green Championship 2014' under its 'Conserve My Planet' program at Gangothri International Public School.

Allow States to make laws to curb environmental degradation and fight pollution, says Gujarat Pollution Control Board chairman

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IBNS) : Gujarat Pollution Control Board chairman KU Mistry said the state governments must be given the power to enact environmental laws and rules to strengthen them to control pollution and push for sustainable development.

Govt is committed to clean up the Ganga in three years: Uma

Allahabad, Dec 15 (IBNS): Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said that the Centre was committed to cleaning up the Ganga within three years.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider gears up for second run

Geneva, Dec 12 (IBNS): The CERN on Friday announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up for its second three-year run.

'Only by acting together' will world transform climate challenge into opportunity – Ban

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS) Only by acting together will world leaders transform the climate challenge into an opportunity to fundamentally rethink how we grow our economies and create a safer, healthier, more liveable world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS) The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced on Wednesdayas Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling the imminent threat of climate change.

Another rhino poached in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Dec 10 (IBNS): Poachers killed another one horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Wednesday and fled with its horn, officials said.

Ban urges Lima conference to agree draft text as basis for 2015 climate deal

New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed on Tuesday that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere "tinkering" with past agreements and pledges.

NASA's Curiosity Rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape

California, Dec 8 (IBNS) Observations by NASA's Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.